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Welcome, and Jeremiah 31:12

We are new gardeners, having moved from the city and purchased a home in the country that already has a number of beautiful garden beds. There are hundreds of types of flowers, plants and trees, and we are so excited to be identifying them, caring for them, and improving wherever we can. We are now their caretakers, and take the responsibility seriously! The purpose of this blog is to journal and document what grows and blooms each week, as well as to seek other gardeners' expertise in identifying and caring for the plants and trees. 

They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD--the grain, the new wine and the oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more. - Jeremiah 31:12

This passage speaks of renewal, and, as C.S. Lewis writes:  "...of woes mended, of winter passed and guilt forgiven."  May we be "helps and heroes" to our gardens.

We've not yet been through a full year's cycle, so there are surprises awaiting us deep in the earth. We anticipate them!


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